Threatened Species List - Vertebrate Animals

​​​​​​​​​​​​​The tables below contains a list of all vertebrate animal species (as at November 2015) which are on Tasmania's Threatened Species Protection Act 1995.

The Commonwealth status refers to listings under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. As nominations are being received all the time, the species and or their status may have already changed.

Status - What these terms mean

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SpeciesFurther ReadingCommon NameGroup
Status Tasmania
Status C'wealth
​Antechinus vandycki*
​Tasman Peninsula Dusky Antechinus
MAMMALS
​​​v
Arctocephalus forsteri Further InformationLong-nosed Fur Seal (previously known as New Zealand Fur Seal)MAMMALS
r
Arctocephalus tropicalisNational Recovery PlanSubantarctic Fur SealMAMMALS
e
EN
Balaenoptera ​borealis
Sei Whale​MAMMALS​VU​
Balaenoptera musculusRecovery PlanBlue WhaleMAMMALS
e
EN
Balaenoptera physalusConservation AdviceFin WhaleMAMMALS
v
VU
Dasyurus maculatus maculatusRecovery Plan
Further Information
Spotted-tailed quollMAMMALS
r
VU
Dasyurus viverrinus ​Further Information​Eastern Quoll (mainland)​
​MAMMALS​EN
Eubalaena australisRecovery Plan
Further Information
Southern Right WhaleMAMMALS
e
EN
Megaptera novaeangliaeConservation AdviceHumpback WhaleMAMMALS
e
VU
Mirounga leoninaFurther Information
National Recovery Plan
Southern Elephant SealMAMMALS
e
VU
Perameles gunnii gunniiFurther InformationEastern-barred BandicootMAMMALS
VU
Pseudomys novaehollandiaeConservation Advice
Listing Statement
New Holland MouseMAMMALS
e
VU
Sarcophilus harrisiiConservation Advice
Further Information
Tasmanian devilMAMMALS
e
EN
Thylacinus cynocephalus Further InformationThylacineMAMMALS
x
EX
Acanthiza pusilla archibaldiRecovery Plan
Brown Thornbill (King Island)BIRDS
e
EN
Acanthornis magna greenianaRecovery Plan
Further Information
Scrubtit (King Island)BIRDS
e
CR
Accipiter novaehollandiae
Grey GoshawkBIRDS
e
Alcedo azurea diemenensis see Ceyx azureus diemenensis
Aquila audax fleayi Further Information
Recovery Plan
Wedge-tailed EagleBIRDS
e
EN
Botaurus poiciloptilusAustralasian BitternBIRDS
EN
Calidris ferruginea  Further Information​Curlew Sandpiper​BIRDS​CR
Ceyx azureus diemenensis Listing Statement
Conservation Advice​
Tasmanian Azure KingfisherBIRDS
e
EN
Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae erythrotis Macquarie Island ParakeetBIRDS
x
EX
Diomedea exulansNational Recovery PlanWandering AlbatrossBIRDS
e
VU
Dromaius minor King Island EmuBIRDS
x
EX
Dromaius novaehollandiae diemenensisTasmanian EmuBIRDS
x
EX
Gallirallus philippensis macquariensisMacquarie Island RailBIRDS
x
EX
Haliaeetus leucogasterRecovery PlanWhite-bellied Sea-EagleBIRDS
v
Halobaena caeruleaNational Recovery PlanBlue PetrelBIRDS
v
VU
Hirundapus caudacutus
White-throated Needletail​BIRDS​VU​
Lathamus discolorFurther Information
Recovery Plan
Swift Parrot
BIRDS
e
CR
Leucocarbo atriceps purpurascensNational Recovery PlanMacquarie Island ShagBIRDS
v
VU
Macronectes giganteusNational Recovery PlanSouthern Giant PetrelBIRDS
v
EN
Macronectes halliNational Recovery PlanNorthern Giant PetrelBIRDS
r
VU
Neophema chrysogasterListing Statement
National Recove​ry Plan
Further Information
Orange-bellied ParrotBIRDS
e
CR
Numenius madagascariensisFurther Information
Conservation Advice
Eastern CurlewBIRDS
e
CR
Oceanites oceanicus National Recovery PlanWilson's Storm PetrelBIRDS
r
Pachyptila turtur subantarctica National Recovery PlanFairy Prion southern sub-speciesBIRDS
e
VU
Pardalotus quadragintus Listing Statement
Recovery Plan
Further Information
Forty-spotted PardaloteBIRDS
e
EN
Phoebetria fusca National Recovery PlanSooty AlbatrossBIRDS
r
VU
Phoebetria palpebrata National Recovery PlanLight-mantled AlbatrossBIRDS
v
Platycercus caledonicus browniiRecovery Plan​​
Listing Statement
Further Information
King Island Green RosellaBIRDS
v
VU
Podiceps cristatusGreat Crested GrebeBIRDS
v
Procellaria cinereaNational Recovery PlanGrey PetrelBIRDS
e
Pterodroma lessonii National Recovery PlanWhite-headed PetrelBIRDS
v
Pterodroma mollis National Recovery Plan
Listing Statement
Soft-plumaged PetrelBIRDS
e
VU
Sterna albifrons sinensis see Sternula albifrons sinensis
Sterna nereis nereis see Sternula nereis nereis
Sterna striata White-fronted TernBIRDS
v
Sterna vittata bethunei Conservation AdviceAntarctic TernBIRDS
e
EN
Sternula albifrons sinensis Little TernBIRDS
e
Sternula nereis nereis Conservation AdviceFairy TernBIRDS
v
VU
​Strepera fuliginosa coleiFurther Information​​Black Currawong (King Island)​BIRDS​VU
Thalassarche cautaFurther Information
National Recovery Plan
Shy Albatross, Tasmanian Shy Albatross
BIRDS
v
EN​
Thalassarche chrysostomaNational Recovery PlanGrey-headed AlbatrossBIRDS
e
EN
Thalassarche melanophrisRecovery Plan
Black-browed AlbatrossBIRDS
e
VU
Thinornis cucullatus​ cucullatus

​Hooded Plover (Eastern)
BIRDS​VU
Thinornis rubricollis rubricollis see Thinornis cucullatus


Tyto novaehollandiae castanopsConservation AdviceMasked OwlBIRDS
e
VU
Litoria raniformis Further Information
Listing Statement
Recovery Plan
Green and Gold FrogAMPHIBIANS
v
VU
Limnodynastes peroniFurther InformationStriped Marsh FrogAMPHIBIANS
e
Caretta caretta Recovery PlanLoggerhead TurtleREPTILES
e
EN
Carinascincus palfreymani
Pedra Branca Skink​REPTILES​​e
VU​
Chelonia mydas Recovery PlanGreen TurtleREPTILES
v
VU
Dermochelys coriaceaConservation Advice
Leathery TurtleREPTILES
v
EN​
Eretmochelys imbricata Recovery Plan
Hawksbill TurtleREPTILES
v
VU
Niveoscincus palfreymani see Carinascincus palfreymani

Pseudemoia pagenstecheri Further InformationTussock SkinkREPTILES
v
Pseudemoia rawlinsoni Further Information
Listing Statement
Glossy Grass SkinkREPTILES
r
Brachionichthys hirsutusListing Statement
Recovery Plan
Spotted HandfishFISH
e
CR
Brachiopsilus ziebelliListing Statement
Recovery Plan
​Ziebell's Handfish​FISH​e​VU
Carcharodon carchariasRecovery PlanGreat White SharkFISH
v
VU
Galaxias auratus Recovery PlanGolden GalaxiasFISH
r
EN
Galaxias fontanus Listing Statement
Recovery Plan
Swan GalaxiasFISH
e
EN
Galaxias johnstoni Listing Statement
Recovery Plan
Clarence GalaxiasFISH
e
EN
Galaxias parvus Recovery PlanSwamp GalaxiasFISH
v
VU
Galaxias pedderensisRecovery PlanPedder GalaxiasFISH
e
EW
Galaxias tanycephalus Listing Statement
Recovery Plan
Saddled GalaxiasFISH
v
VU
Galaxiella pusilla Recovery PlanDwarf GalaxiasFISH
v
VU
Paragalaxias dissimilisRecovery PlanShannon ParagalaxiasFISH
v
VU
Paragalaxias eleotroides Recovery PlanGreat Lake ParagalaxiasFISH
v
VU
Paragalaxias julianus Recovery PlanWestern ParagalaxiasFISH
r
Paragalaxias mesotes Recovery PlanArthurs ParagalaxiasFISH
e
EN
Prototroctes maraenaRecovery PlanAustralian GraylingFISH
v
VU
Raja sp. L. see Zearaja maugeana
Seriolella brama  ​Further Information​Blue Warehou​FISH​CD
Thunnus maccoyiiFurther InformationSouthern Bluefin TunaFISH
CD
Thymichthys politus​Red Handfish​FISH​e​CR
Zearaja maugeana Conservation AdviceMaugean skate (previously Port Davey Skate)
FISH
e
EN

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